Friday 17 May 2013

TOP 3 - Sketch no.17

Hello Everyone

If you  are like me, I am so happy that Friday is here! Roll on weekend! ;-)

We have some winners to announce and will start with the random prize winner from Fabscraps. Look at those super goodies!!


Congratulations Lee Dreyer! You get to play with these FabScraps goodies!

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Right, now, let's get to the TOP 3....

Congratulations Carol Peixoto! We loved your fabulous page, with the paint splatters, layering and special details. Really such a gorgeous page!

Well done Kathleen White! This is such a sweet and precious page, with so many fabulous details! Your fussy cutting and layering here, is so superb! Love the wall stencilling too! ;-)

Cheers to Lee Dreyer again!! Not only are you the random prize winner, but you are also a TOP 3!
We loved the distressing, layering and beautiful photo's! Really well done! Gorgeous page!

Congratulations ladies, you did an awesome job with this sketch!

We would love to see more of Carol's work, so please mail us at scrapafrica for a future challenge and a chance to Guest Design for us! ;-)

Thanks so much to everyone who played along! There were some super entries and we loved visiting your blogs.

Have a super weekend!

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Challenge no.17 - Chipboard Challenge

Morning Everyone

Happy Wednesday! It's also the start to a super new challange.

This challenge is to use at least 1 chipboard on your project!

This challenge is sponsored by Design Worx, who not only have sponsored the prize, but also chipboards for the DT to create with! Thanks so much to Yola for this super opportunity.

Challenge no.17, due 14 May

Design Worx offers decorative lazercut material in exceptional and original designs.

Design Worx scrapbooking range originated from the scrapping tables of passionate scrapaholics, and their ever increasing product range, aims to capture the finest detail of every special moment.

Design Worx can produce tailormade products on demand, from any laserable material.

Please visit their website and gallery to see their wonderful products.

Guest Designer Badge

We have some super Guest Designers for this challenge and first up is our super, wonderfully talented Ada Nicholls.

To have been asked to be a guest designer for Scrap Africa was a total surprise and I am so honoured to be here and share my passion with you all. We all have one thing in common and that is to scrapbook!!!  

Hi my name is Ada Nicholls and I live in the beautiful South Africa. I am married to Bruce and have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.  

My work has been published by our local scrapbooking magazine.

I  have recently been chosen to be on the design team of Let’s Scrap. It is my first attempt at being a design team member.  

I am a freelance scrapbook teacher and have been for the last 8 years.

Creating layouts around my photos is just what I love doing.

Busy layouts are for me and I love adding lots of embellishments. Never to take away the emphasis of the reason for scrapbooking. My photographs!!!!
I have a LOVE of chipboard on my layouts as it gives it a bit of dimension. This layout was created to share with you today!  I hope you enjoy it. Catch up with me and my activities on Face book as well as my block – http://scrapwithada’

Love Adore Cherish

This is a gorgeous double pager! Beautiful layering and beautiful chipboard work!
Thanks so much Ada for creating this beautiful page!

Catarina also created this fabulous page! Catarina was a previous TOP 3.

Isn't this just tropical deluxe? Love the gorgeous colouring and details on this page.

Helga Saaresto was also a previous TOP 3 and have a look at this fabulous project.

I love the steampunk details and layering! Just awesome!

Thanks so much to Ada, Catarina and Helga for their wonderful inspiration.

Our in-house Design Team has also created some wonderful inspiration for this challenge.
Check the fabulous projects they created.

I made this canvas (12 x 18 inch) for a friend using the beautiful music chipboard.
I inked the chipboard in bronze and then applied glossy accents before sprinkling glitter over it.

We have 2 super prizes up for grabs. 
As I mentioned, there are these gorgeous chippies from Design Worx.
A random winner will be chosen.

Evgenia also has some super goodies for a random winner. 

You have until the 31st May to submit your project.
We hope you will play along and looking forward to seeing your projects.

Saturday 4 May 2013

Top 3 - Challenge no.16 - Confetti, Triangles and Black & White Photo's

Morning Everyone

We hope you are having a good weekend so far! We hope you find lots of scrappy time.

We have a TOP 3 to announce from the last challenge! BUT before I do that, let me just say that you all rocked the challenge and really gave us such beautiful and inspiring entries! To everyone who played along, thanks ever so much we really did enjoy visitng all the blogs and seeing your lovely work. The voting was really spread out among the entries and was really very difficult for us to choose only 3!

So here is the top 3.

Congratulations Sharon with this beautiful page! We absolutely loved the photo, the special little details and the super colouring! Such a fabulous page! ;-)

Well done Catherine! We absolutely loved how you framed your main photo and then the styling and beautiful details on your page! Stunning page! ;-)

Gorgeous, gorgeous page, with such stunning detailing and such great styling! We really loved this page! ;-)

Congratulations ladies, you really did a sterling job with this challenge!!

We would love to see more of Sharon's work, so please drop us a mail at for the guest designing details.

Now for the random prize winner:
Prize from 2crafty

 2 Crafty strives to offer affordable and versatile laser cut chipboard products to the Australian and International Craft market.

2Crafty’s products are manufactured here in Australia and offer products suitable for scrapbooking, cardmaking, altered art, invitations and mixed media, and with over 1000 designs, every area has been covered.

2Crafty’s owner Vanessa, stumbled on the demonstration of the laser cutter at one of the Sydney craft fairs back in 2006 and although her background was Human Resources and payroll her creative mind could see unlimited possibilities and so began her journey into the world of a craft wholesaler.

2Crafty designs are supported both locally and in the overseas market and Vanessa strives to offer the highest level of customer support, and is happy to discuss personalized orders with customers via their local scrapbooking store.

2Crafty also offers a fabulous blog that is updated weekly with projects created from its wonderful Design Team with both local and international designers which includes the very talented Di Garling, Chantal Vandenberg, Elena Olinevich, Fiona Johnstone, Keren Tamir, Leonie Neale-Dawson, Linda Eggleton.

The 2Crafty website, although a wholesale website, offers you a birds eye view of all the wonderful designs that it offers. Make sure you check out the stockist list and don’t be afraid to ask your local store to order products that they may not have in stock.

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Congratulations  8. Carol Peixoto , please send your details to

Many thanks again to everyone who played along! Please don't be disheartened if we have not picked your layout for the Top 3 this time, because next time it could be you!

Wednesday 1 May 2013

Sketch Challenge no.17

Morning Everyone

Hopefully some of you are enjoying the Public Holiday today, if not, we hope it is still a relaxing and good day for you!

We are back with a new sketch challenge today and here is the sketch.

Guest Designer Badge

We have a really super Guest Designer today, and she is the wonderfully talented Debbi Tehrani.
She has such an awesome style and is really so very creative.

Hi, I'm Debbi Tehrani. I'd like to start out by saying how excited and honored I am to be here at Scrap Africa as a guest designerSuch an amazing group of designers and members you have here!
 I live in Frederick, Maryland, with Farzad, my husband of 31 years. We have no children, but we have two cats and three bearded dragons. Two of the beardies accompany me to school, where I teach fifth grade.
I've been scrapping for about a dozen years. I scrap 8 x 8, which is why I often include only one photo on my layouts. I love telling stories on my pages and using elements that will help to tell my stories. For me, scrapbooking is a creative outlet and a way to capture and celebrate all the random little things that make my life special and meaningful. Recently, I have been creating pages for friends who have lost loved ones. The page I made for Scrap Africa is one of these.
I love a scrapbooking challenge, and I've been on a bunch challenge design teams over the years, including Creative Scrappers, How Much Is Too Much, Sketchabilities, Creative Prompts for You, and Color Combos Galore. I also designed for Work in Progress kits and was a designer and writer forScrapbook News & Review. My pages have been published in Scrapbook Trends, Scrapbooks, Etc., and Simple Scrapbooks,  as well as several online publications. I founded and create for CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration. I'd love for you to come check us out, and I welcome you to combine the sketch challenges here with CSI's Case Files.
The internet has transformed my hobby from a solitary passion to one that I can share with online friends I have made all over the world. If you'd like to see more of my work, I'd love for you to come visit my blog, Little Scraps of Magic.


This is such a sweet little page and the colouring is so gorgerous!
 Debbi really has such a wonderful style!
Thanks Debbi for creating this beautiful page for us! ;-)

We also have a gorgeous layout from Cve, who was a precious Top 3.

This page is gorgeously festive and love that background stencilling!

Thanks so much to Debbi and Cve for their beautiful inspiration!

As always we also have our in-house DT to inspire us, so check out their stunning projects below.

Background from scratch, layering, texture paste, stamps, ink, cutting, chipboard, mask.




Thanks so much to the design team for these wonderful projects!
Hopefully you are now rearing to play along with this challenge! ;-)

We also have a random giveaway from Fabscraps. Look at those super goodies!!


You have until the 14th May to upload your projects.

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